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Careers

Current openings are listed below. But we’re always glad to meet interesting people, so consider this an invitation to send your resume to careers@hansoninc.com.

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Software Engineer (ASP.NET)

Job type: Full-Time

Hanson is expanding its Software Engineering team with the addition of an ASP.NET developer to support our agency’s work with numerous clients. The position requires 2 years experience developing ASP.NET MVC web applications and web APIs, plus great problem-solving and critical thinking skills, strong team collaboration, and a passion for the details.

Position reports to Director, Engineering.

Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Develops, tests and integrates defined features and APIs within ASP.NET server development projects
  • Investigates and fixes bugs
  • Stays focused on assignments, avoids tumbling down rabbit holes
  • Breaks down large chunks of work; reviews approach and expected effort with project lead
  • Tracks and notifies appropriate team members of progress on assignments
  • Works with cross-functional teams that include system engineers, front-end developers (HTML and JavaScript), visual designers, functional architects and other software engineers (server and mobile)
  • Attends internal and client project meetings as needed
  • Infrequent travel to client locations for meetings, depending on project
  • Accurate tracking and recording time for billing

Core Functional Skills

  • Proficiency in ASP.NET web development and C# programming language
  • Competency using the following software and tools:
    • Visual Studio 2017+
    • Git and other source control systems
    • Postman / cURL or equivalent
    • Google Drive
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Hanson-specific applications (e.g., Clients & Profits, Hanson Intranet, Hanson Dashboard, JIRA, etc.)

Collaboration & Contribution

  • Effectively documents work and proactively communicates progress with team
  • Actively participates in group sessions to bring value and advance projects

Communication

  • Appropriately uses all channels of communication (e.g., in-person, phone, email, IM, etc.) to drive progress and clarity
  • Communicates proactively vs. reactively in order to maximize problem-solving options
  • Provides effective, productive feedback in the moment

Problem Solving

  • Demonstrates ability to break down complex problems and plan out implemuentation details (in conjunction with project leads)
  • Elevates issues early and shares any potential plans of action/contingency to maximize options

Ideal Experience & Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience as an ASP.NET developer
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science and/or Engineering
  • Comfort with the unknown and the confidence to handle changing project requirements, direction and project plans
  • Ideal candidate has experience with the following technologies / systems:
    • Asynchronous programming and dependency injection
    • .NET CMS platforms (EpiServer, Umbraco, Sitefinity, Kentico)
    • Relational database design and SQL,  as well as No-SQL solutions such as CosmosDB
    • Cloud hosting infrastructures like Azure and AWS
    • Build automation / continuous integration systems (Jenkins, CruiseControl, etc.)
    • Bug-tracking systems (JIRA)
    • Some experience with JavaScript, including Node.js-based build tools (Grunt, Gulp)
    • JavaScript application frameworks (React, Angular, or Vue)

Intangibles/Cultural Fit

  • Qualities we look for include passion, confidence, integrity, judgment and a strong work ethic.
  • In our experience, there isn’t a single “style” that works. We’ll need you to be a diplomat, strategist, psychologist, salesperson, coach and mentor to our clients and our internal team.
  • We value intellectual curiosity and promote it wherever possible. Tell us how you like to learn and grow yourself as it relates to the world of marketing, technology and creative.
  • We take our values seriously. Do these sound like things you’re interested in? Be Yourself, Own the Adventure, Stay Curious, Get Emotional, Embrace Family

Hanson offers competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, flexible spending, 401K, and paid time-off for your birthday, holidays, and the days we are closed between Christmas and New Years. Work/life balance is important to us, and our collaborative environment is flexible, fun and fueled. (Coffee, snacks, flavored waters, pop and beer Fridays are very important to us!)

To start the conversation, contact us at engineering-careers@hansoninc.com.

Apply

Functional Architect

Job type: Full-time

Hanson is seeking an experienced Functional Architect to support overall agency efforts in the successful definition and implementation of digital solutions. This position requires strong team collaboration, a passion for the details, and great problem-solving skills. Our Functional Architects must demonstrate an understanding of both marketing and technology as this role is critical in “bridging the gap” between the marketing objectives we are meeting through our creative experiences and the development of the technical architectures and software solutions needed to bring it to life.

Responsibilities & Expectations

  • In early stages of a project, facilitates the implementation of digital solutions by eliciting and clearly documenting requirements of a project in an effort to gain alignment from key client stakeholders and internal project teams.
  • As the project evolves, works with strategic planner and creative leads to understand the vision of a project and evolves project requirements accordingly.
  • Partners with the front-end and engineering project leads to analyze the documented requirements, determining the functional behavior of a project, and the system needs to fulfill those requirements.
  • Has complete understanding of project requirements, assumptions, and dependencies and presents requirements to key client stakeholders and internal project teams as the project transitions from strategy to build.
  • Effectively transitions project details to assigned project manager and acts as support as needed for the duration of the project build.
  • Throughout build, supports the production team as needed to translate and communicate functionality, and to document any needed deliverables to bring clarity (page specs, content inventories, data schemas, entity/relationship diagrams, etc.
  • Researches software platforms and solutions as needed to facilitate the functional design of a project, prepares fit/gap analyses and recommendations for the build team and clients.

Core Functional Skills

  • Demonstrates proficiency in critical business applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Google Drive), diagramming/technical drawing software (e.g. Visio, OmniGraffle)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in business data modeling and workflows and experience with technical projects
    Demonstrates proficiency in Hanson-specific applications (e.g., Clients & Profits, Hanson Intranet, Hanson Dashboard, JIRA, etc.)
  • Works with Client Services and Project Management to generate the functional definition content needed for proposals and SOWs
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly and effectively document all project requirements and scope details in the Hanson Scope Documentation tool. Effectively manages process through strategic planning and design phases to build
  • Uses appropriate tools and methods to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks for delivery of quality outputs on deadline

Collaboration & Contribution

  • Provides value across all agency departments in the effective documentation of requirements and scope
  • Supports production team in understanding requirements and needs as it relates to assigned tasks during projects such as fit-gaps on software solutions, data and content documentation, metrics implementation, etc.
  • Actively participates in group sessions to bring value and advance projects
  • Shares best practices readily with agency for betterment of other projects/accounts

Communication

  • Effectively “bridges the gap” between strategic planning and build processes with consistent, timely communication
  • Appropriately uses all channels of communication (e.g., in-person, phone, email, IM, etc.) to drive progress and clarity
  • Communicates proactively vs. reactively in order to maximize problem-solving options
  • Provides effective, productive feedback in the moment

Problem Solving

  • Responds to changes in direction and other client and internal dynamics with flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Elevates issues early and recommends plans of action/contingency to maximize options
  • Manages timing of projects, balancing client need with internal capacity
  • Appropriately manages conflict resolution and drives team to collaborative solutions — especially during experience design phase.

Ideal Experience & Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in architecture or project management. Ideally, you will have worked in an agency or software development for a minimum of 4 years.
  • We are a digital agency, as such you’ll need to have experience in understanding and documenting requirements for digital solutions including website development and mobile app development.
  • Skills we look for include a clear understanding of web strategy and the technology necessary to work with marketing and IS/IT client contacts. Proficiency with a scientific calculator not required, however we have lots of conversations about PHP, .net, HTML5, Java and other platforms.

Intangibles/Cultural Fit

  • Qualities we look for include passion, confidence, integrity, judgment and a strong work ethic. Check the ego at the door.
  • In our experience, there isn’t a single “style” that works. We’ll need you to be a diplomat, strategist, psychologist, salesperson, coach and mentor to our clients and our internal team.
  • We value intellectual curiosity and promote it wherever possible. Tell us how you like to learn and grow yourself as it relates to the world of marketing, technology and creative.
  • We take our values seriously. Do these sound like things you’re interested in? Be Yourself, Own the Adventure, Stay Curious, Get Emotional, Embrace Family

Hanson offers competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, flexible spending, 401K, and paid time-off for your birthday, holidays, and the days we are closed between Christmas and New Years. Work/life balance is important to us, and our collaborative environment is flexible, fun and fueled. (Coffee, snacks, flavored waters, pop and beer Fridays are very important to us!)

To start the conversation, contact us at FA-careers@hansoninc.com.

Apply

Project Manager

Job type: Full-time

Hanson seeks a professional with excellent project management skills. In this pivotal role the Project Manager acts as a liaison and facilitator among all internal departments, including creative, technical, business and client services departments.
The Project Manager is involved in all aspects of a project with primary responsibility for directing and managing work scope according to the project plan, schedule, and budget. The Project Manager is responsible for regularly communicating project status to the Traffic and Client Services teams, Senior Management and clients.

Responsibilities

  • Create project plans, timelines, work breakdown structures, and estimates in conjunction with the Client Services team and project team members.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the traffic team and project leads to efficiently resource projects.
  • Manage project milestone and delivery requirements to insure that client expectations are met.
  • Manage the process of developing functional and technical specifications and other site architecture documents with collaboration from the project team.
  • Clarify and manage roles and responsibilities among team members.
  • Identify and communicate risk factors that could affect project success, and take necessary steps to mitigate the risk.
  • Manage and direct project team members’ efforts in accomplishing the work assigned to them, including assisting in resolving issues as they arise.
  • Monitor and manage the process for collecting and tracking project assets from appropriate sources including project team members and clients.
  • Participate in and direct the Quality Assurance process to insure that the work created meets or exceeds the requirements, strategic goals and client expectations for the project.
  • Track team progress against project critical path and identify issues or actions with the potential to impact the project budget or timeline and take action as appropriate.
  • Conduct periodic budget review meetings to verify the project is on track in meeting its goals within the original budget.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have experience managing web development projects and should possess great organizational, communication and leadership skills. This position requires some knowledge of web development platforms. The following experience is required for candidates wishing to be considered for this position.

  • At least 3 years of experience managing web projects with commercial clients or at least 5 years experience working in this industry.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the full lifecycle of web project development including; planning, requirements gathering, budgeting, reporting, providing team leadership, managing implementation and bringing projects to completion.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with all project team members to foster teamwork and creativity.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • A strong, customer-oriented work ethic is critical to this position.

Hanson offers competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, flexible spending, 401K, and paid time-off for your birthday, holidays, and the days we are closed between Christmas and New Years. Work/life balance is important to us, and our collaborative environment is flexible, fun and fueled. (Coffee, snacks, flavored waters, pop and beer Fridays are very important to us!)

To start the conversation, contact us at careers@hansoninc.com

Apply

Mobile Software Engineer

Job type: Contractor

Are you a problem-solver who sees solutions in the form of Swift, Objective-C or a new iPhone app? If you are passionate about solving problems through technology, able to adapt to a fast-paced workplace, and love to be challenged, Hanson Inc. just might be the place for you.

We’re looking for motivated mobile software engineers with all levels of experience in one or more of the following areas:

Responsibilities

  • Java/Android
  • iOS/Objective-C/Swift

Located in Toledo, OH, Hanson Inc. is an interactive digital agency that delivers world class solutions to clients around the globe. Our client base offers big name opportunities, as well as unique and exciting engineering challenges. At Hanson you will have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, in an energetic atmosphere with generous benefits, and plenty of room to grow your career and diversify your engineering background.

Ideal candidates will have strong communication skills, enjoy working on a team, be passionate about current trends and technology and enjoy a challenging, but loose work environment.

To start the conversation, contact us at engineering-careers@hansoninc.com.

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